Troubador Coal Sacks for Curtains

Released: 01/12/2013

eISBN: 9781783066902

Format: eBook

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Coal Sacks for Curtains

Based on a true story


On 3rd?September, 1939, Britain declared war on Germany. The award-winning Coal Sacks for?Curtains places readers deep in the ruins and rubble of London during those war-torn years, when German planes pounded the capital night after night. This personal documented story, inspired by the author’s real experiences, takes readers to a place no-one wants to go, but from where there is no escape. Experience the trials and tribulations of protagonist Josie growing up in those devastating years. Feel her terror as she first faces death at twelve years of age.?Live her tender moments and powerful emotions of first love when she meets Michael, a young RAF?air gunner who, at the age of 18, is destined to be ‘one of the few’. Told with vivid recollection, this story is powerful, heart-wrenching, romantic and inspirational. Live every moment of Josie’s journey. Can she survive unscathed? Coal Sacks for?Curtains is an evocative, gripping story that will appeal to fans of World War 2 fiction and romance novels. Joni Powling’s writing has been compared to that of Catherine Cookson. It won the 2011 Free Read Scheme, a competition funded by the Arts Council of?London that finds the most talented up and coming authors in the area.

Coal Sacks for Curtains is available at your local book shop and, I am happy to say that it available at your local library.You can also read it as an e-book.
I have given a talk at the Yeovil Literary Festival recently and will be
interviewed on Abbey 104 Radio Station on the 12th January between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Love to have you listen in.

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Joni Powling

I am retired and living in the beautiful village of Adber in Dorset.Well, I guess being retired is not really true because I have been working for the past five years on my writing career...that is hard work!

I was thrilled when I was given an award

for my book 'Coal Sacks for curtains last year.


Speaking at the Yeovil Literary Festival
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